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SEN Coordinator (SENCO)

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong (SHK)Hong Kong

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong opened in 2018. A primary school, we provide almost 1,000 places for children aged between 3 and 11 years old.

Operating within a world-class and purpose built facility, students enjoy wide access to our swimming pools, sports hall, dance studio, gymnastics centre, auditorium and recital suite. These spaces, among others, have been designed bespoke for primary aged children.

The school enjoys an advantageous setting in Tseung Kwan O - easily accessible by road and MTR, it also benefits from the strongest of partnerships with Shrewsbury School in the UK (www.shrewsbury.org.uk).

Salary:

An excellent and internationally competitive package of benefits is offered under the terms of a two year contract.


Key Responsibilities:

The SEN Coordinator will:  

  • Manage the Individual Needs Register and the process of student referral;  
  • Lead on the design, implementation and strategic review of bespoke programmes of study, to include intervention, and support the collection of resources;  
  • Orchestrate the development and delivery of Individual Education Plans;  
  • Liaise closely with academic leaders across the school to ensure excellent curricular integration and full participation;  
  • Lead the promotion of Individual Needs across the school community and actively support the professional development of colleagues;  
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents;  
  • Develop a balanced departmental timetable;  
  • Contribute positively to the wellbeing of others;  
  • Demonstrate support for the Senior Leadership Team through the implementation and reinforcement of policy and expectation;  
  • Support the safe running of the school campus.


Professional Expectations:

The SEN Coordinator will:  

  • Be a fully qualified teacher with QTS;  
  • Hold a high level of professional expertise in the area of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities within students aged between 3 and 11;  
  • Have a minimum of three years of post-qualification experience;  
  • Work effectively with senior colleagues and closely with The Principal;  
  • Be passionate about the development of young people;  
  • Advocate for the benefits of a broad curriculum;  
  • Have a full understanding of the English National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage profile and an infectious enthusiasm for inclusion within a mainstream setting;  
  • Be internationally minded, demonstrating experience of and interest in working with children who speak English as an additional language;  
  • Be willing and able to reflect professionally in order to refine their practice;  
  • Have a track record of exceptional pastoral care and be able to prioritise the happiness and wellbeing of all students;  
  • Have excellent communication skills;  
  • Manage their own time effectively;  
  • Enjoy working as part of a talented and experienced team;  
  • Lead positively and with integrity;  
  • Have a pioneering attitude and a good sense of humour.

Child Safeguarding:

Shrewsbury International School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to:

Attend regular in-house child protection and safeguarding programmes and sign a Code of Conduct;

Play a leading role in promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all students in the school;

Report to the Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead any concerns they have for the welfare of a student;

Report to the Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead any unsafe practices witnessed within the school as outlined in The School’s Speak Out Policy;

Keep professional relationships with students where personal boundaries are respected and maintained.


Requirements:  

  • International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) prior to the start of contract;  
  • Formal proof of identity with photo ID (Original Driving License / Passport);  
  • 3 signed, confidential references (one of which must be from the candidate’s current headteacher) before the start of contract;  
  • Verification of original qualifications.


Further Details:

Full details of the school are available on our website at http://www.shrewsbury.edu.hk.

Any queries should be forwarded to our HR Assistant Manager, Ms Angie Wong at: vacancies@shrewsbury.edu.hk


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